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Adam Coughran has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Mr. Coughran is a police officer turned educator and entrepreneur.

In addition to serving as the president of Safe Kids Inc. and the Standards Training Group, Mr. Coughran also holds leadership positions with several nonprofit organizations.

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA, September 20, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Adam Coughran has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Inspired to help keep the peace in his community, Mr. Coughran pursued a career in law enforcement. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Arts in organizational leadership, both from Chapman University, and subsequently began his career as a police officer in Southern California, protecting and serving his community for 20 years. Throughout his career in law enforcement, he worked in areas such as street patrol, field training, counterterrorism, and tourism-oriented policing.

Originally starting his career in response to the September 11th attacks, Mr. Coughran aimed to make a difference in his local community; however, during the later stages of his career, he was compelled to make a difference beyond the community he served. This led to the founding of Standards Training Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses deter crime and mitigate violence. Through this endeavor, he was able to train personnel in various industries, including hospitality and education. After noticing a need for violence prevention training for all school-aged children, Mr. Coughran co-founded his second company, Safe Kids Inc., and created the H.E.R.O. (Hide, Escape, Run, Overcome) Program. The program was developed to instill safety-minded skills that help children survive violent incidents through age-appropriate courses, engaging activities, professional development for educators, and a series of drills and scenarios.

In addition to serving as the president of Safe Kids Inc. and the Standards Training Group, Mr. Coughran also holds leadership positions with several nonprofit organizations and professional associations in his community. He also teaches at several universities in Southern California and has trained and presented from local to international platforms on a variety of topics over the years. Mr. Coughran's client's range in industry, including tourism, hospitality, retail outlets, higher education institutions, private and public-school districts, utility companies, healthcare and government organizations, news media outlets and publications, professional associations, and security agencies.

Outside of his entrepreneurial efforts, Mr. Coughran offers his expertise to local and national media outlets as a safety and security expert focusing on law enforcement, schools and the hospitality industry. He also regularly contributes to Newsweek Magazine and has published several articles in numerous trade magazines. Likewise, Mr. Coughran has been featured on local radio and television stations as an expert on active shooter incidents.

For his efforts across the span of his career, Mr. Coughran has multiple nominations as a Distinguished Alumni Awardee at Chapman University. He has also received multiple California State Assembly and State Senate Certificates of Recognition. Most notably, Mr. Coughran was presented with the 2017 Integrity Award from Farmers and Merchants Bank, the Social Impact Award from the International Executive Council, a Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Congressional Office, and awarded knighthoods from two internationally recognized orders of chivalry.

Presently, Mr. Coughran maintains his affiliation with the International Association of Healthcare, Security and Safety Professionals, the California State Juvenile Offices Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the National Speakers Association, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and the International Tourism Safety Association. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue creating safety programs, contributing to industry-leading publications and national broadcast outlets.

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